Under the Streetlamp at Parker Playhouse on May 20

With so many acts, rock, R&B, and otherwise, leaning toward a heavily electronic sound, it's no wonder that at least a few rising pop groups would decide to take things back. Way back. In the case of Under the Streetlamp, we're talking at least 50 or 60 years back — which means at least 30 years before any of the quartet's members were ever born. Comprised of cute young pinups and former Jersey Boys cast members Christopher Kale Jones, Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll, and Shonn Wiley, Under the Streetlamp harks back to the day when Frankie Valli was king.

Dressed in sharp suits, they perform a style that's a hybrid of old doo-wop, prehistoric rock 'n' roll, and just a lick of early, early soul. With a throwback sound but current looks, the group has achieved a sharp balance of musical skill and multigenerational appeal.

They're also do-gooders, making money for charities that fight cancer, leukemia, and AIDS, so there'll be nothing but warm fuzzies at Parker Playhouse on Sunday.


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